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Address: 2100 Strand, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
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Activities: Dining, Shopping
Description: A lively strip in the heart of historic Galveston feautures pubs, delis...
A lively strip in the heart of historic Galveston feautures pubs, delis and specialty shops.
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the strand

the strand was nice it was not up and going the time we went through there was going to be a shrimp festival that evening and we just did not want to wait for the start so we just... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Waco, Texas
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Waco, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

the strand was nice it was not up and going the time we went through there was going to be a shrimp festival that evening and we just did not want to wait for the start so we just walked around and visited a lot of shops and they were nice.

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Humble, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Great place for a Guinness!Great place for a Guinness!Great place for a Guinness!Great place for a Guinness!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews 40 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

nice older bldgs but seemingly tourist trap stores and restaurants. we came after 6 else you pay to park on street. lots of folks w/ tats walking around w/ beer bottles

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San Antonio, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Get there early for a good parking space. Be ready for crowds. Nice shops on the strand. Enjoyed it and could walk short distance (1 block) to Pier 21.

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Brownsboro, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

What more could a girl ask for. I love the open air sidewalk seating areas. You can find all kinds of special items on The Strand. There are carriage rides, a human size chessboard, English telephone booths and Blue Trees. Yes Blue Trees, GO see them.You will fall in love. This are is awesome for anyone and everyone! I love... More 

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26 reviews 26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Walking on the Strand is an exciting thing to do because of all of the shops. We also enjoyed music while sitting in an area that had a real life band. You meet people and everyone seems to be comfortable with each other. I sensed that it is not a place for people that are judgement all.

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This is a fun way to spend a day or more of your vacation! It is a very historical area. There is a lot of shopping, such as clothing, jewelry, souvenirs, antiques and more. There are many restaurants to choose from and some nice night life with bars & music. Quiet thru-out the week. The weekends are far more popular.... More 

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Tyler,Tx
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This is a very old area of Galveston. Lots of wonderful shopping and eating places too. Everything is within a short walk. There is no free parking.

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Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I don't like the new parking system but I loved seeing my hometown thriving and beautiful again after the devastation of Hurricane Ike in 2008. I have never seen it look cleaner or as inviting.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The Strand is a great way to spend an afternoon. There are plenty of boutique shops to walk through to get out of the Texas heat. Be sure to treat yourself to lunch at one of the many cafes and hang out with the locals in one of the pubs.

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